Thornton’s outstanding Telferscot Primary School has been helped to grow and improve further thanks to the efforts of your local councillors.
When a plot of neighbouring land was put up for sale by the church Ed, Diana and Lib, along with a group of local parents, worked hard to persuade Lambeth Council to acquire the site to enable Telfercot to grow.
As a result Lambeth secured the property and supported the construction of an attractive new building that provides extra classrooms, a music room, hall and other facilities. It enables the school to become two-form entry, doubling the number of pupils who can benefit from an outstanding local education.
Opening the new building along with Lib, who is also leader of the council, Streatham MP Chuka Umunna paid tribute to the hard work of staff, pupils, parents and the three local councillors in enabling this great development to take place.
‘This fantastic new extension was not the result of some bureaucratic decision, it is only here because of the hard work and determination of your three local councillors and is typical of their efforts to support his area,’ Chuka said.
Ed, Diana and Lib have also backed Lambeth Council’s funding of the new Michael Tippett College for young adults with learning disabilities and difficulties. In the same facility, a converted NHS building on the nearby Weir Estate, there is also a respite centre where young people can stay overnight.
Your local councillors recently visited the College and saw students learning catering, IT and other valuable skills.
Ed, who chairs Lambeth Council’s education commission, said: ‘Education in Lambeth has been transformed since Labour won back the council and the last Labour government doubled investment in schools. Our exam results are now in the country’s top 10% and we have one of the highest proportions of pupils attending ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ schools as rated by Ofsted inspectors. It is great to see the hard work lead to more high quality education in our area.’